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Black Beans Project

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY MELINDA LOPEZ & JOEL PEREZ
DIRECTED BY JAIME CASTAÑEDA

In a new work by Huntington artist-in-residence Melinda Lopez and award-winning performer Joel Perez, Mariana and Henry meet virtually to share a secret family recipe that forces them to reveal secrets of their own. The siblings transform pandemic panic to renewal in this tender comedy about family, food, and finding the strength to move on. Directed by Jaime Castañeda, Black Beans Project invites audiences to open a bottle of wine, chop some garlic, and savor the possibility of connecting with family after a long time apart.

Production Information: 

  • Black Beans Project streamed May 11 - June 20 2021
  • This virtual play is 54 minutes long with no intermission.
  • Closed Captioning will be available when streaming. 
  • Suggested for audiences of ages 12 and up. 

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FROM THE KITCHEN OF MELINDA LOPEZ:
Make your own Classic Cuban Black Beans
 

GET THE RECIPE 

 

MEET THE ARTISTS:

Melinda Lopez
Writer/Performer

Joel Perez
Writer/Performer

Jaime Castañeda
Director

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR BLACK BEANS PROJECT!


Black Beans Project is everything the dish at the heart of the piece might suggest — warmth, comfort and textured. With a bond that spills beyond the screen, Lopez and Perez are a choice embodiment of family as their characters test and restore vital familial ties."
 — Jared Bowen, GBH
First rate! Lopez and Perez are two funny, gifted, charismatic performers who make a familiar family story feel alive and fresh. SEE IT AND SAVOR! — Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices
Richly flavored! Black Beans Project serves up an ideal dish of family tradition and sibling warmth. DO NOT MISS IT! — Jules Becker, South End News

 

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